Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Researchers from the University of Surrey examined the effectiveness of the 5:2 diet vs. daily calorie restriction diet. They found that 5:2 diet clears triglycerides from blood quicker after eating meals. Their findings are published in British Journal of Nutrition reports.The study divided overweight people into two groups. One group was assigned 5:2 diet another … Continue reading Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Vitamin E requirements increased in people suffering from metabolic syndrome

New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E - which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition that's often related to obesity. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also made it clear that conventional … Continue reading Vitamin E requirements increased in people suffering from metabolic syndrome

Decreased mortality associated with eating red hot chili peppers

Researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke in a large prospective study. The study was published recently in PLoS ONE.Chili Peppers. WikipediaGoing … Continue reading Decreased mortality associated with eating red hot chili peppers

Research in mice show antioxidants in blue maize have protective effect against metabolic syndrome

A new study shows that a rat model of metabolic syndrome fed a high-sugar and high-cholesterol diet and given blue maize extract showed significant improvement in systolic blood pressure, high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and triglyceride levels compared to those not given the extract. The natural antioxidants present in blue maize may help protect against … Continue reading Research in mice show antioxidants in blue maize have protective effect against metabolic syndrome

Chronic headache and Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of a chronic headache, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Scientific Reports.The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, analyzed the serum vitamin D levels and occurrence of a headache in approximately 2,600 men aged between 42 … Continue reading Chronic headache and Vitamin D deficiency

Research shows red cabbage microgreens reduce weight gain and lower cholesterol in mice fed on high-fat diet

Microgreens are sprouting up everywhere from upscale restaurants to home gardens. They help spruce up old recipes with intense flavors and colors and are packed with nutrients. Now research has shown that for mice on a high-fat diet, red cabbage microgreens helped lower their risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease and reduce their weight gain. … Continue reading Research shows red cabbage microgreens reduce weight gain and lower cholesterol in mice fed on high-fat diet

Research on Zebrafish show that probiotic bacteria help reduce stress and anxiety

Researchers at the University of Missouri, using a zebrafish model, determined that a common probiotic sold in supplements and yogurt can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety. Studying how gut bacteria affect behavior in zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of how probiotics may affect the central nervous system in humans. Their results recently were … Continue reading Research on Zebrafish show that probiotic bacteria help reduce stress and anxiety

Walnut consumption is key to better mood and happiness in college students

Professor Pribis recommends a handful of walnuts, 1 to 3 ounces,daily for increased health benefits. The benefits from the tree nut not only positively affect mood but also the cardiovascularsystem and can be used as a support for weight loss.Credit: California Walnut CommissionCollege can be a stressful time for young adults as they figure out how … Continue reading Walnut consumption is key to better mood and happiness in college students

Research finds that better cognitive function is associated with higher physical activity and healthy eating habits (fruits and vegetables)

Findings published this week in the Journal of Public Health reveal that both younger and older Canadian adults who engage in regular physical activity, consume more fruits and vegetables and are normal weight or overweight have overall better cognitive functioning.Regular engagement in physical activity and healthy eating has long been associated with a reduced risk … Continue reading Research finds that better cognitive function is associated with higher physical activity and healthy eating habits (fruits and vegetables)